With some 90% of goods traded between countries being transported by sea, shipping continues to represent the most cost-effective method and seaports play crucial part in sustaining the global economy.
While geography is clearly an important factor, the service provided by a port has increasingly become a key differentiator in the selection process.
Port terminal operations are complex, with logistics, inventory controls, sophisticated asset tracking systems and “just-in-time” service delivery acting together to maximise efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Clear reliable voice and data communication between port management and the many operating teams around the clock plays a pivotal role in delivering efficiency, safety and security; not easy across large areas with containers and mechanical handling equipment interfering with radio signals.
Kenwood’s two-way radio systems are in use at some of the most modern ports in the world including Mersin International Port, Turkey and PSA International Port, Vietnam where they are deployed to enhance the flow of cargo by reducing the incidence of bottlenecks, while ensuring the safety of staff and the security of the facility.
More recently, Kenwood NEXEDGE® NXDN and NEXEDGE® DMR Digital Two-Way radio systems employing walkie-talkies and in-vehicle mobile units have proven to be the right choice for port operators, especially those migrating from existing analogue systems to the benefits of digital.
Cost-effective migration from analogue to digital
The beauty of a Kenwood digital two-way radio solution is that the investment in new equipment when upgrading from analogue can be phased over time as all Kenwood digital radio devices feature automatic analogue/digital Mixed Mode operation (which allows them to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios whatever the make) providing a predictable and cost effective path to full digital implementation.
Digital two-way radio solutions for port operations
Kenwood NEXEDGE NXDN and NEXEDGE DMR offer highly flexible and infinitely scalable digital trunked systems for digital conventional, IP and trunked operation that can accommodate multiple user groups and sites. In addition, NEXEDGE DMR can be specified with simulcast and multi-frequency capabilities.
Linked to appropriate integrated application software, for example Kenwood’s KAS-20 AVL and Dispatch suite, users can greatly improve operational safety and security either at a single site or across multiple site and include a host of advanced features including call recording, personnel and vehicle tracking and monitoring of assets.
Simulcast and Multi-frequency capabilities
Kenwood DMR Tier 2 digital conventional and Tier 3 trunked systems with optional simulcast architecture provide the capacity for more users with fewer frequencies required to achieve greater coverage of a facility or facilities with less infrastructure.
Rugged, Durable and Dependable
NEXEDGE® Digital Two-way Radios with Lone Worker features are available in both hand-portable walkie talkies and mobile in-vehicle units which all conform to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G for ruggedness and durability and are IP54/55 Water & Dust Intrusion rated, making them ideal for operation in harsh, outdoor environments.
Most oil and gas facilities operate around the clock in either a two or three shift pattern. To maximise efficiency and ensure 24/7 availability of clear, instant communication, Kenwood hand-portable radios are equipped with batteries designed to last an entire shift in normal use. Spare batteries and chargers are available to enable 24-hour operation along with batteries with additional capacity for heavy duty cycles.
Solutions for every terminal operation
In addition to its NEXEDGE NXDN systems, Kenwood can offer ETSI compliant dPMR and DMR digital solutions alongside the latest ProTalk digital license-free PMR446 radios featuring digital/analogue mixed mode and ProTalk DECT fully duplex digital wireless intercom systems.
To discover more about the millions of Kenwood devices in use by countless customers in hundreds of applications around the world, including the innovative multi-protocol NX-5000 Series (NXDN, DMR, P25 and FM Analogue) and NX-3000 Series (NXDN or DMR plus FM Analogue) hand portable walkie talkies and mobiles, please visit the linked pages, look into our Professional Communication System Solutions, complete the Enquiry Form or contact an authorised Kenwood Communications reseller.